BLF meets Black Hammer

BLF meets Black Hammer

Black First Land First (BLF) is delighted to announce a wide ranging public engagement between the President of BLF Andile Mngxitama and Gazi Kodzo the Commander In Chief of the USA based  Black Hammer Organization (BHO).

The two leaders will discuss the state of global black resistance in light of the number of challenges facing the colonised people of the world. The discussion will also zero-in into the Black Lives Matter moment amongst other important themes.

This is a start of cross-Atlantic Black Power solidarity engagements. The struggle of black people the world over is one because we are facing the same brutal white enemy.

The conversation between CIC Gazi Kodzo and  President Andile Mngxitama shall be streamed live on various platforms on the 6th of September at 20:00.

Black Power!

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)

27 August 2020

Contact Details

Black First Land First Mail: [email protected]

Zanele Lwana
(BLF Deputy President)
Cell: +27 79 986 7225

BLF Student Movement supports #NationalShutdown of universities

BLF Student Movement supports #NationalShutdown of universities

Fees Must Fall protest at Parliament on October 21, 2015 in Cape Town. Image credit: Getty Images

Black First Land First Student Movement (BLF-SM) condemns Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, for not meeting the demands of the South African Union of Students (SAUS), after being put on terms to do so within 7 days from 16 January this year failing which a national shutdown of all universities will be embarked upon.

We support the call by SAUS for a national shutdown all campuses until all its demands are met.

BLF-SM is not surprised by the actions of Nzimande. Heis the same minister who at the height of the #FeesMustFall protests refused to listen to the call for Free Education.

We know that the pseudo-communist worked in cahoot with Sizwe Nxasana, the former chairperson of the National Students’ Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to throw poor students to the vampires called banks through their Ikusasa Lethu Programme.

It took the gallant efforts and resilient spirit of the the Fees Must Fall Movement to achieve, among other things, Free Education for the poor. Also giant steps were made towards making sure that students from working class families are able to go to university even if their families can’t afford it. Nzimande has even taken away the progressive grant subsidy of the Department of Higher Education & Training (DHET) that covered the shortfall of fee increases up to 8% and enabled millions of students to register even when carrying historic debt.

Today Nzimande is in cahoots with the Universities South Africa (USAf) to action a mass financial exclusion bloodbath in the public universities.

We are not surprised by this because ever since this new dawn government of Cyril Ramaphosa came into place it has sought to reverse all gains made by the poor during the Zuma administration.

BLF-SM calls on all progressive forces to join the #NationalShutdown until the following demands of the students are met:

‘1. Allocation of debt relief fund for clearance of student debts and all students with historical debts must be allowed to register.
2. Students must be given their academic records and certificates despite them owing universities.
3. Post-graduate students and B-Techs must be allowed to register. We are demanding postgraduate funding.
4. Correct accreditation process for private accommodation.
5. Free registration for vulnerable, poor and missing middle students.
6. Re- opening of NSFAS applications for new students and walk inns.
7. Revision of the DHET bursary guidelines to include submissions made by SRC Presidents last year especially on off campus students allowances and free sanitary towels for womxm students.
8. Increase of enrollment quotas amidst the high pass matric rate of 83.1 %.
9. A clear implementation plan for student Mental health, safety and security in campuses.
10. Inclusion of UNISA in all allowances.
11. DHET must address the shortage of student accommodation, decaying infrastructure for teaching and learning.
12. Expedite the NSFAS appeals process and elimination of n+1 and reinstatement of n+2 rule.
13. Food security for hungry poor students who are unfunded.
14. Improving the central application process and redesign the CACH to avoid excluding students.
15. Fees must fall in all universities that increased fees without consultation with the SRC.’

Let’s defend the gains of students to ensure that no academically deserving student suffers financial exclusion.

#NationalShutdown

Issued by the Black First Land First-Student Movement
27 January 2020

Thobani Zikalala
National Secretary for Student Affairs
Cell: 0742467848

Drop-kicking Schwarzenegger a precursor to the coming black explosion?

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By Andile Mngxitama

It came flying out of nowhere like a bolt from the blue. The representation of whiteness staggered and the fan base gasped in collective disbelief. Arnold Schwarzenegger was drop-kicked in Johannesburg by what looks like a deranged fan.

His demands make no sense at first. The drop-kicker is yelling for a Lamborghini from the shaken Arnie. Haven’t those of us who subscribe to radical anti-white supremacy modes of thinking and praxis warned following Fanon’s teacher, Aime Cesaire, that black demands for justice strike the world as both illogical and illegal? After all, we are reacting to the gratuitous violence visited upon us from the last 500 years or so.

Blackness is universally illegal. To call for justice for black people is a declaration of war. Justice for blacks threatens the building blocks of white civilization from the individual rights regimes to stolen property protection laws and jurisprudence. The world, that is the white world, functions on the basis of black surrender. Any attempt of black demands for justice invites violence. The white world, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, walks around with absolute confidence in its invincibility. Protected from wall to wall. Such knowledge breeds white arrogance.

The world hates blackness and ensures it is kept excluded. After all, for whiteness to maintain its coherence it needs blackness kept in captivity and suppressed. The whole legal, ethical and moral edifice which governs the world is expressly anti-black. From this reality there is essentially no possibility for justice for black people under the current power configuration.

Like Arnold Schwarzenegger, the white world is protected. But like a thief in the night, a black drop-kick will come in flying when least expected and a crisis of confidence may be inaugurated for whiteness. Whiteness will raise its guards and walls even higher as a consequence, but the black explosion lurks not too far from the white Alcatraz always. One day, the floodgates will open and there shall be blackness all around. The white power switch will go off. Blackness.

That kick was for Tokkie Williams whom Arnold Schwarzenegger sent to the needle despite calls, even from Winnie Madikizela Mandela, to save his life. Occasionally, a drop kick comes in for blacks. We wait.

BLF says reveal the funders of the FW de Klerk foundation and OUTA

The attack on President Jacob Zuma has assumed new impetus after the elections. Black First Land First (BLF) had warned the public that a vote for Cyril Ramaphosa is a vote for the continuation and intensification of the attack on President Zuma.

BLF is not surprised by the court’s decision to compel the Directorate of Social Development to reveal the donors of the Jacob Zuma Foundation. The strategy of white monopoly capital is to silence Zuma through a judicial lynching. As part of this process, the criminal case being heard at the Pietermaritzburg High Court has been turned into a kangaroo court by loading it with judges that are known to be anti-Zuma.

Amabungane are the bulldogs of white monopoly capital. If they are interested in transparency why target the Jacob Zuma Foundation only? What about the FW de Klerk Foundation? What about the Mandela Foundation? Who funds OUTA?

BLF shall be submitting requests for the donors of the above organizations to be made public as per the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA). Transparency must not be used as a political weapon to silence the perceived enemies of white monopoly capital.

BLF shall be in court on the 20th of May to stand with President Zuma. We shall continue to defend black people who come under attack from land thieves and white monopoly capital by any means necessary. The process of setting up the Private Litigation Unit is also at an advanced stage.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (BLF NCC)

20 May 2019

Black First Land First Email: [email protected]

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27 79 986 7225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Head of Media & Communications)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664